Towson Square, originally known as Towson Circle III while in planning, is an outdoor mall currently under construction in Towson, Maryland. It is scheduled to open in 2013 and to be completed by 2014. The outdoor mall is estimated to cost $85 million to build by its developers, Cordish Company and Heritage Properties, Inc.. It will be anchored by a 16 screen movie theater operated by Cinemark.The Cinemark theater somewhere between its initial announcement and its construction was reduced by 1 screen and officially opened on Thursday, July 10, 2014 as a 15 screen theater.
The development will occupy an area that was primarily parking lots located between East Joppa Road, Delaware, Virginia, and East Pennsylvania Avenues. The developer intends to incorporate into a planned park an existing, historic cemetery that borders on Shealy Avenue.[Shealy Avenue crosses roughly through the center of the development's property.
On Thursday, July 10, 2014, Cinemark officially opened its 15 screen movie theater at Towson Square as part of its 30 year anniversary celebrations.The theater features Cinemark's newest concept, a reserve level where people can actually reserve specific luxury seats in a special area and have an expanded food selection and alcoholic beverages. It also features Cinemark's NextGen concept that has been described as offering "the latest technology and amenities under one roof."The Baltimore Sun reported that the Towson Cinemark theater is Cinemark's official international flagship movie theater, replacing its former international flagship location in Dallas, Texas.